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‘The Many Saints of Newark’ (2021): Never Had the Makings of a Varsity Athlete

Directed by: Alan Taylor || Produced by: David Chase, Lawrence Konner, Nicole Lambert Screenplay by: David Chase, Lawrence Konner || Starring: Alessandro Nivola, Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Michael Gandolfini, Billy Magnussen, Michela De Rossi, John Magaro, Ray Liotta, Vera Farmiga Music by: Peter Nashel || Cinematography: Kramer Morgenthau || Edited by: Christopher … Continue reading

‘The Colony’ (2021): Tides of Boredom

Directed by: Tim Fehlbaum || Produced by: Thomas Wöbke, Philipp Trauer, Ruth Waldburger, Constanze Guttman Screenplay by: Tim Fehlbaum, Mariko Minoguchi || Starring: Nora Arnezeder, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Iain Glen, Joel Basman, Sebastian Roché, Bella Bading, Sope Dirisu, Cloé Albertine Heinrich Music by: Lorenz Dangel || Cinematography: Markus Förderer || Edited by: Andreas Menn || Country: … Continue reading

‘The Empty Man’ (2020): Don’t Drink the Kool Aid

Directed by: David Prior || Produced by: Ross Richie, Stephen Christy Screenplay by: David Prior || Starring: James Badge Dale, Marin Ireland, Stephen Root, Ron Canada, Robert Aramayo, Joel Courtney, Sasha Frolova Music by: Christopher Young, Lustmord || Cinematography: Anastos N. Michos || Edited by: Andrew Buckland, David Prior || Country: United States || Language: … Continue reading

‘The Last Duel’ (2021): Might Makes Right

Directed by: Ridley Scott || Produced by: Ridley Scott, Kevin J. Walsh, Jennifer Fox, Nicole Holofcener, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck Screenplay by: Nicole Holofcener, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon || Starring: Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, Ben Affleck Music by: Harry Gregson-Williams || Cinematography: Dariusz Wolski || Edited by: Claire Simpson || Country: United Kingdom, … Continue reading

HBO Shows Are Still the Best

Over the past winter break, I took time to binge-watch large sections of several noteworthy television series I own on Blu-Ray format. These included shows from multiple networks, but one distributer in particular stood out from the bunch: Game of Thrones (2011-2019), developed by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for Home Box Office (HBO) … Continue reading